Dec 222013

Lincoln Lights, Orange CT

Lincoln Lights, Orange CT

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been able to drive up to the Small Family’s home on Lincoln Road, stop, enjoy the light show and leave at my leisure, but tonight I brought my granddaughter and had to wait in line for more than 1/2 hour!!

Maria approached my car carrying a basket and first thing that came to my mind is that she was collecting donations for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society – but I (and my granddaughter) was pleasantly surprised to hear her offer me some candy!

These local celebrities from the Great Christmas Light Fight show who seemed SO Nice actually ARE that nice!

Further up the road, near the house, I caught up with Chris Small who had been greeting “light see-ers” all night long was looking forward to the mild temperatures tonight and said they would be outside again to say hello to everyone who came by.

He said his neighbors have all been amazing since his Christmas light display went up and he hopes that visitors will continue to respect them.

A view from the back of the line after we got onto Lincoln Road.

A view from the back of the line after we got onto Lincoln Road.

Lincoln Road is one-way from Wilson and all drivers should stay to the right especially when coming around the curve in the road (one resident could not get into their driveway on Friday because of traffic on the left side of the street). Chris said everyone has been generous with the donations for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – which is where 100% of the donations are going this year. (In 2012 the donations were split up between two charities).

During the day he will be out looking for a “sweet” deal on candy canes to pass out to visitors – but if anyone with the means or connections would care to donate a ton of candy canes to the family to distribute, it would be greatly appreciated.  (Update: Thank you to The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Elves for their donation).

The Small’s episode of the Great Christmas Light Fight on ABC will be rebroadcast today at  4 p.m., according to Chris.

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